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P.J. Tucker
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Team: PhoenixHeight: 6-6 Born: 5/5/1985
Position: G-FWeight: 260 Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
College: TexasDraft: 2nd Round 5th pick by Raptors (2006)


Latest News
Aug. 4 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)05:2323:23 ET10:23 PM CT2:23 - Tucker has been sentenced to three days in jail and 11 days of home detention after pleading guilty to "super extreme" driving under the influence.
Analysis: Tucker issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby says the organization believes Tucker's remorse is sincere and is convinced he will take the necessary steps to avoid such incidents in the future. Police say Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .22 after he was arrested May 10 in Scottsdale.
July 29 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST23:13 UAE21:1315:13 ET2:13 PM CT18:13 - Tucker was charged with 'extreme drunken driving' two months before he signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract - $12.7 million guaranteed - with the Suns.
Analysis: Scottsdale police say Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .222 percent nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 for operating a vehicle in Arizona. Tucker's Mercedes Benz was pulled over by a Scottsdale police officer on May 10. The police report says Tucker's speech was slurred and eyes were bloodshot, and he nearly fell over during the sobriety test.
July 10 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST4:57 UAE (+1)02:5720:57 ET7:57 PM CT23:57 - Tucker has signed a three-year contract worth $16.5 million - with the third year only partially guaranteed - with Phoenix.
Analysis: Tucker started 81 games last season in his second year with the Suns, averaging career highs of 9.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 30.7 minutes.
June 27 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST1:02 UAE (+1)23:0217:02 ET4:02 PM CT20:02 - The Phoenix Suns have extended qualifying offers to point guard Eric Bledsoe and Tucker. The move was necessary by Monday for the team to retain the rights to the players, who both are restricted free agents.
Analysis: Both players can sign a contract with another team but the Suns have the right to match it and keep the player. The free agent period begins Tuesday.
Mar. 11 4:43 PM PT5:43 PM MT6:43 PM CT7:43 PM ET23:43 GMT7:43 4:43 PM MST6:43 PM EST3:43 UAE (+1)00:4319:43 ET5:43 PM CT22:43 - The NBA has suspended Tucker for one game for elbowing Blake Griffin in the chin in the Suns' loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Analysis: Tucker will sit out Wednesday night's home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tucker was ejected after the altercation. The elbowing occurred as the two fell to the floor entangled while going for a rebound with 5 1/2 minutes to go in the game.
Mar. 4 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CT2:47 - Tucker scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards as the Suns fell to the Clippers, 104-96 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Tucker notched his eighth double-double.

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